Women

March marks National Women’s History Month and this year’s honorees through the National Women’s History Project include three Florida women who were honored last week at an awards event in Washington, D.C.  The theme for this year’s chosen honorees recognizes their impact on advancing women’s issues through public service and government leadership.  

The Seams, an occasional NPR series on clothing as culture, has been reporting a series about Florida Seminole Indian patchwork and its heritage and use in tribal life. Read the first installment in this series, "Osceola At The Fifty Yard Line."

Pregnant and Poor: The fight in Sarasota

Oct 22, 2015

The Florida Department of Health wants Sarasota County to privatize its prenatal care in the next three years. And that has its southern neighbors worried – after all, when Charlotte County privatized health care, residents started leaving the county for care.

This week on Gulf Coast Live! we speak with Doris Weatherford, author of “They Dared To Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History.” The book, published in May by the University Press of Florida, offers an extensive look into Florida’s powerful women through time.

This week women veterans from throughout Florida will meet in Tampa for the 2nd Annual Women Veterans’ Conference. The goal is to sign them up for available benefits and resources.

This is the second year the state is reaching out to women veterans. The conference has expanded to two days, July 30-31, 2015, at the University of South Florida Tampa campus to accommodate demand.

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